Tuesday, November 4, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: Big Game, Hunted Love #1 by Aden Lowe

From Goodreads:

When a legendary predator decides prize horses should be on his menu, Kate takes the advice of her neighbor ranchers and hires a big game hunter to track the mountain lion and remove the threat. The hunter arrives to take up the trail, but instead of the seasoned older man she expects, he's young and impossibly sexy.

Freshly back from deployment to Afghanistan as a special forces operative, Jakob needs to clear his head of the horrors of war. When his uncle is injured, Jakob steps in to fulfill the older man's commitment to hunt down a mountain lion on the other side of the state. The prospect of several days in the wilderness with only his horses and dogs for company sounds like the ideal opportunity. Except the infuriating female rancher insists on going along for the ride.

Genre: Erotica / Western Romance
Length: 80 pages 
Price on Amazon $1.99

R.E. Hargrave's Review
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This is a quick read about two people, Jakob and Kate, who find each other at a turning point in their lives. At the time they meet, neither is looking for, or expecting to find, love. Fairly well-written, the story pulls the reader in from page one and then keeps a nice pace while the leads feel each other out, until neither one can deny what is happening between them any longer. The supporting story of catching the big cat who is destroying the local ranchers livestock numbers provides a solid base for Jakob and Kate to build on. 

While Big Game was ‘in production,’ the teasers and online build-up I saw gave the impression that this was a BDSM cowboy story. While I saw the barest whispers, suggestions if you will, of Lifestyle elements, most readers will likely miss them altogether. I’m making mention of this because, if, like me, you pick this up hoping for some kinky trail scenes, you aren’t going to find them. That’s not to say there are no intimate moments, there are, and they are quite well-executed, just not enough to label this a D/s tale. 

I’d like to commend Mr. Lowe for going in and adding the post-release ‘bonus chapter.’ The extra content was definitely needed to round out the story and give a nice finish, otherwise the reader would’ve been left scratching their head and looking for the rest of the story. 

A great debut release, I foresee great things for Mr. Lowe in the future if this is where he is starting. His style is already good, and he can only get better.

**I was given an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review**

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